Today the Chornobyl Center employs 44 people

68 % are specialists having university degrees
13,6 % – have scientific degrees

Bondarkov Mykhailo Dmytrovych, Director General

He was born on November 19, 1956.

He is a Doctor of Technical Science.

He is an author and co-author of more than 120 scientific publications.

He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with specialization in physics (1980).

In 1985–1996 he worked at the Nuclear Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Senior Engineer, Senior Researcher, and Deputy Director for Science). Since 1996 till 1999 he worked for the Central Scientific and Administrative Board under the Ministry of Sciences and Technology of Ukraine.

Since 1999 he is a Head of the International Radioecology Laboratory of the Chornobyl Center.

He was appointed the Acting Director General of the Chornobyl Center by the Order No. 180 issued by the Minister of the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine on September 5, 2008, and he was appointed the Director General of the Chornobyl Center by the Order No. 39 dated 4 March 2010.

He managed a number of the international projects on radiation protection and radioecology; he is an expert in radioecology.

He has a qualification of the Master of Business Administration (International Institute of Management, Kyiv).

He is a certified Project Manager Professional of D-level under IPMA (International Project Management Association) classification.

He is a Chief Inspector for products and services quality regulation, training of emergency response staff at NPP and nuclear power facilities.

Maksymenko Andrii, Deputy Director General  

He was born on March 28, 1973.

He is an author and co-author of more than 30 scientific publications.

In 1995 he graduated from Sevastopol Higher Naval Engineering School on the professional direction ‘Chemical Technology and Engineering’.

In 1997 he graduated from Sevastopol Institute of Nuclear Energy and Industry with the degree Chemical Engineer.

In the period 1996-2002 he worked at SSE ‘Chornobyl NPP’.

On April 26, 2002 he was appointed the Head of the Research Technical Support Department at the International Radioecology Laboratory of SSRI ‘Chornobyl Center’.

From November 2, 2016 he is Deputy Director General of SSRI ‘Chornobyl Center’.

He has highly experienced in the management and expert work in a number of the international projects, in the development of normative documents of the various levels, in the development and teaching of techniques of measurement of radioactive isotopes content in samples.

He is an expert in the field of radiation safety with the experience of work at the NPP of Ukraine and in the field of radiochemical analysis of radioactive isotopes in the environmental objects and in radioactive waste from the nuclear power plants.

He was repeatedly involved as an expert by the IAEA for training of the specialists from the different countries of the world in the field of radioecology and radiation safety.

 Below there is a list of the employees of the Chornobyl Center, who obtained their scientific degree
No Name Position Scientific Degree
1. Mikhail D.Bondarkov Director General, Acting Director, IRL The Doctor of Technical Science
2. Valerii N. Glygalo Head of physical protection department The Doctor of Technical Science
3. Sergii P.Gashchak Deputy IRL Director for Science The Doctor of Biology
4. Julia A. Makliuk Senior Research Assistant, IRL The Doctor of Biology
5. Renata A.Maksimenko Head of The Clinical and Biochemical Studies Department, IRL The Doctor of Biology
6. Boris Ia.Oskolkov Senior Research Engineer, Department of Industrial Ecology and Expert Assessment, IRL The Doctor of Technical Science
Qualifications of the Center personnel are in compliance with the areas of its expertise. Many of the CC specialists have practical experience including that gained while working at the Chornobyl NPP, they have received the appropriate training and corresponding certificates in the CC areas of expertise, they are also qualified in project management: 
  • Nuclear energy use at NPP
  • Nuclear physics and nuclear-physical and heat-hydraulic calculations
  • Development of safety analysis reports
  • Radioecology research
  • Implementation and analysis of quality management system
  • Emergency response
  • Personnel training and re-training
  • Project management
  • Economics and financial management
  • Computer engineering
  • Scientific and technical translation.
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